The Community Policing Awareness Polo Tournament ended in Abuja on Sunday with Team Police carting away the main trophy.
The Sen. Halliru Jika-led Team Police defeated Mustapha Junaidu-led Team Community by 7 goals against 6 1/2 to lift the Community Policing Cup.
Team Police had won the first leg 5 goals to 4 1/2 and despite the 2 goals to 2 goals draw in the second leg, the Police team edged their opponents by a 1/2 goal.
In the other match played earlier, AA & R Investment whipped Malcomines of Jos seven goals to three goals to emerge winners of the Vandrezzer Cup.
Speaking at the closing ceremony of the event, the Senate President, Ahmed Lawan, called on Nigerians to give community policing adequate support.
He expressed hope that, with community policing, the security situation in the country would be further enhanced.
The Senate President urged communities to cooperate and partner with the police, adding; “the police is your friend.”
He said that if a policeman contravened a law, it was not enough for the entire Police Force to be condemned.
“We are supposed to build and support our institutions.
“We are supposed to promote and protect them,” he said.
Lawan said he was particularly happy that the police were going through a reformation, adding that the force was faced with a lot of challenges.
“The Ninth National Assembly passed the Police 2020 Amendment Act and the president did not waste any time as he signed it into law,’’ he said.
The senate president was presented with two horses, one by the Nigerian Army Polo Association (NAPA) and the other by the Guards Polo Club.